TP5, Office Supplies, Lexis - B1
To provide clarification and practice of lexis in the context of office supplies
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of their own desk by using the lexis learned
Procedure (42-52 minutes)
Teacher to introduce topic of working in an office by giving a hand-out with 3 questions about the perfect job. What is your perfect job? Is it a job where you work outside or inside? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the job? Students will work in pairs to discuss these questions for 3-4 minutes. Teacher to monitor pair work and provide any assistance with vocabulary, etc. After students discussion, teacher to ask how many people want to work outside and inside? Some students may say both. Teacher to transition into next stage by saying let's imagine part of a job means we work at a desk.
Teacher to use powerpoint to bring up a the desk image and elicit what the students are going to talk about today. The image says Paperwork, has lexis in the bottom left hand corner with items numbered in the picture. Students to say find the items in the picture. There are 18 words to be checked for clarification of knowledge. Teacher to say please find items numbered in picture. Teacher to walk around with notepad taking notes of which words students know and which ones they are unsure about or don't know. Students to work in pairs to match the words to the items. Students to check answers with their partner.
Teacher to ask students what was I doing while you were doing the exercise. Teacher to elicit walking around, monitoring, checking, writing on the notepad. Teacher to give feedback. Teacher to say I noticed you worked well and I noticed a lot of them were correct but some need to be checked. I noticed the items.... (based on diagnostics) Teacher to use CCQ's to check meaning of lexis that needs clarification. ie. Biro. Do we use a biro to write with? Yes. Does it have ink? Yes. Teacher to show a real biro. Teacher will do this for all that needs checking. Teacher to check pronunciation for all words as this will be a good exercise to clarify pronunciation issues. Teacher to write the words on the board and repeat and drill.
Teacher to practice lexis understanding and clarification with the Kim's game activity. Kim's game develops a person's capacity to observe and remember details. In this case teacher to set-up game by dividing class into 3 groups, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas. Teacher to set-up game by placing lexis items on a table. Teacher to ask students the names of the items for clarification. Teacher to set-up activity by saying one student from each team will come to the table. Teacher will ask students to cover their eyes with their hands so they can't see the table and the items. Teacher to remove one item from table and ask students to open their eyes and say the name of the item which is missing. First student to say the word correctly gets a point for their team. Other students to decide who said the correct item first. Students to take turns playing the game. If the game is too easy then teacher to remove 2 items for each round of the game. Teacher to move the items around on the table to make the game more interesting and to test the students if they remember the lexis.
Teacher to provide hand-out with discussion questions. There are 4 questions in the H/O. Students to work in pairs to discuss these questions. Teacher to change partners for this exercise. Students to talk about what their own desk looks like in this discussion to provide freer practice of lexis and to practice fluency.